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Viola lanceolata

Common Name(s):
Lance-leaved violet
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Seasons of Interest:

     Bloom: Spring-Summer

Wildlife Value: Nectar from the flowers attract butterflies and bees.  Members of the genus Viola support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilisAndrena (Gonandrena) integraand Andrena (Gonandrena) platypariaThis plant is resistant to damage by deer.

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. 

Season:
Spring to early summer
Height:
2-6 in.
Foliage:
Erect or suberect, toothed lance-shaped leaves; 1-3 in. long; low, rounded teeth on margins; spreads by runners
Flower:
White flowers with purple veins
Site:
Coastal plains, bogs, swamps, wet spots
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
bees, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, butterflies

NCCES plant id: 2787

Viola lanceolata Viola lanceolata
Bob Peterson, CC BY - 2.0
Viola lanceolata Viola lanceolata
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Viola lanceolata Viola lanceolata
Superior National Forest, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0